Clashes between security forces and protesters in the western Iranian city of Khorramabad on July 2, 2023

Clashes Between Armed Forces, Civilians In Iran’s Khorramabad Leave 15 Injured

Monday, 07/03/2023

At least 15 citizens were injured and three shopkeepers arrested in clashes between security forces and protesters in the western Iranian city of Khorramabad.

The Free Union of Iranian Workers published a video of the clash between regime armed forces and protesters in the Taluri neighborhood of Khorramabad in Lorestan province on Sunday.

The clashes came after “the armed forces attacked to confiscate electrical devices in a number of shops,” added the union.

There is no further information about the incident so far.

Earlier this month, a large number of people showed up for the funeral service of Mansoureh Sagvand, the former police assistant who defected in the wake of nationwide protests, in a village in her native town of Khorramabad amid high tensions.

The funeral ceremony was held while regime agents closed roads leading to the village. Mourners sang local folklore songs with themes such as ‘time to fight’ and ‘resistance’ while holding placards that called for justice over her death.

Sagvand had said in a message to her friend that she was threatened with death by intelligence officers, emphasizing: "If something bad happens to me, I want everyone know that I did not commit suicide."

Last year, Iran's security forces opened fire on mourners at a cemetery in Lorestan province to mark the 40th-day memorial for a young protester, Nika Shakarami.

The 16-year-old Nika Shakarami’s body was found in suspicious circumstances ten days after she left home to take part in a protest rally against compulsory hijab on September 20.

Iran has been the scene of anti-government protests since the death in custody of Mahsa Amini in September.

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